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Electric Desert

Desert Botanical Garden launches immersive ‘light and sound’ experience

By Connor Dziawura Desert Botanical Garden Executive Director Ken Schutz and visual artist Ricardo Rivera would rather guests see the venue’s new installation, Electric Desert, than talk about it. “It’s just extraordinary,” Schutz says. “It’s...
Color Run

Color Run offers vibrant 5K experience

By Laura Latzko   Most people know the importance of being active but working out can be a drag. The annual Color Run makes running and walking fun and colorful. The superhero-themed Color Run Hero Tour...

The Valley boasts several of the best haunts in Arizona

By Heather Copfer   The smell of candy corn is in the air and the season of shocks and horrors is upon us. Experience the thrills and cryptic stories that local haunted houses have to share...
Bisbee

Haunted Bisbee: Arizona’s favorite arts town celebrates its ghostly residents

By Sherry Jackson   The small town of Bisbee, nestled in the Mule Mountains in Southern Arizona, has been heralded as an artsy enclave, winning multiple awards. But there’s a darker, more mysterious side to Bisbee lurking...
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City’s suds scene is surprisingly robust

By Niki D’Andrea   Lake Havasu City, aka “Arizona’s Playground,” is a well-known for a few things. First, it’s home to London Bridge, relocated to the city piecemeal from England in 1968, reconstructed over the course of...

Salt Mine Wine recalls trips to Italy in a cozy tasting room

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   A drive down Salt Mine Road in Camp Verde is comforting, with its draping trees, green grass and mountain views. But hidden within them is a slew of pecan groves, homegrown produce...

Great Train Rides of the Southwest

Travel the rails on one of these classic trains   By Sherry Jackson   There’s a thrill, an excitement, a nostalgic feeling one gets when riding a train. The slower pace makes us slow down and enjoy the...
Wild West Experiences

Three Wild West Experiences

By Allyson Wittekind   Arizona’s Wild West history plays a big part in its modern culture and what people do to have fun. Our state’s past -- filled with outlaws, gunfights, miners, railroads and ghost towns...
Cochise Stronghold

Four southern day trips to take right now

By Hannah Dahl   Jet ski on a calm lake, explore an underground cavern, and sip wine while surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards – all within a three-hour’s drive from Tucson. If you haven’t seen...

Sierra Vista: Bicycling, birding and ethnic food play important tourism roles

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Judy Hector saw an ad for a Sierra Vista public affairs manager and instantly fell in love—even before seeing the southern Arizona city. “I flew into Tucson and rented a car,” she says....

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